Friday, January 22, 2010
The Wooley Story Hour with 5 yr olds......
As a result of learning this, I shifted gears and have begun bringing their project levels down a notch or two. Additionally, the 5 yr old class is only one hour long which also is a limiter on the projects we can complete.
Now that I have experienced this learning curve, I am back on track and now know how to proceed with this group! We began with a lovely story book written by Elsa Maartman Beskow called Pelle's New Suit which tells the story of a little boy, his lamb and how he uses his lamb to get himself a new suit. After the story I did a brief drop spindle demonstration which always amazes.
The project of the day was for the children to do some wet felting in a baggie. This is an easy project for them to find success with which they all did! I had prepared the usual three layers of fibers in a baggie ahead of classtime and added a bit of soapy warm water to each. I had them work them until they were firm enough to remove from the bag and finish up by rolling them in bumpy shelf gripper.
Next week? Kool - Aid Dyeing. I will have them paint yarns which they will then use in a circle weaving project.